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Photos of insects in Madagascar [updated 2013-02-13]


Chameleons of Madagascar - 12-month calendar

Herps of Madagascar - 12-month calendar

Lemurs of Madagascar - 12-month calendar

Madagascar - 18-month calendar

Madagascar Calendar - 12-month calendar

Madagascar Calendar II - 12 months by mongabay

Wildlife of Madagascar - 12-month calendar

Budget Calendars

Unknown moth

Hissing cockroach in Madagascar


Leaf Insect (Ranomafana N.P.)

Red dragonfly


Red-orange insect (Dyserdycus genus) in the Pyrrhocoridae family (true bugs)


black dragonfly (Manambolo)

Giraffe-necked weevil (Trachelophorus giraffa)


Black moth with orange and green spots

Brilliant green beetle [Tortoise beetle of the Chrysomelidae family]


Blue planthopper

Yellow and black grasshopper

Stick Mantid (Ranomafana N.P.)

Green Mantid (Ranomafana N.P.)

Flatid leaf bug nymphs; tree trunk (Tsingy de Bemaraha)

Giraffe weevil

Polybothris Jewel beetle (family Buprestidae)

Hairy black caterpillars

Green stick insect

Green mantid

Yellow-speckled Cleonine weevil (genus Lixus - Curculionidae family)

Dry grass-colored praying mantis (possibly Idolomorpha madagascariensis [Empusidae])

Black, yellow, and blue caterpillar

Andasibe Mantid (female)

Longhorn Beetle (Cerambycidae)

Phromnia rosea insect nymphs (Nosy Mangabe)

Flatid leaf bug nymphs, resembling white lichen

Swallowtail butterfly

Mantid Purple Antenna

Red and black bugs

Yellow and orange beetle (Coptemia celata)

Blue, yellow, black, and red caterpillar


Polybothris jewel beetle

Thorn spider (Acrosomoides acrosomoides) (Masoala NP)

Beige Ground Mantis (Tarachodes sp)

Madagascar moth with an orange marking on its back

Spider eating a red leafhopper

Pink and purple Homopteran, probably a Flatid or a Fulgorid bug, with huge eyes; this is a nymph that has JUST molted

Rainbow locust

Red Bug (immature nymph, which lacks full wings)


Green pill millipede rolled in palm of hand

Dung beetle in Madagascar

Red millipede compared with size of hand


Mating butterflies

Yellow and pink caterpillar

Walking stick insect

Brown Praying Mantis (Phyllocrania paradoxa)


Mossy stick insect

Yellow scorpion (Manambolo)


Green beetle with an orange head

Yellow-speckled Cleonine weevil (genus Lixus - Curculionidae family)

Yellow and pink caterpillar

Stick insect

Stick insect

Black moth with orange and green spots

Thorn spider (gasteracanthinae sub-family, probably Madacantha nossibeana) (Masoala NP)

Crematogaster ant trail going up the trunk of a canopy tree

Baby yellow and black grasshoppers

Orange-eyed grasshopper

aquatic insect in hand (Nepidae, probably nepa) (Kirindy)

Mating orange, red, and black bugs

Butterfly (Aterica rabena)

Camouflaged caterpillar

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